The fourth annual Powassan Local Food Fest gets underway at 250 Clark this Saturday and with five workshops and five talks scheduled, the afternoon will be busy.
The speakers will share a wide swath of expertise- from serious market gardening, attracting pollinators to your yard, cast iron cooking, yurt building, raising backyard chickens and rabbits, to building the perfect backyard garden.
Pamela Hamel will relate the “Thornloe Cheese Story” and the important connection that Powassan plays in their award-winning butter! Highlander Craft Brew will offer a free sampling. There’s a free Seed Exchange as well and local vendors will be selling their products.
The keynote speaker is an author, market gardener, and food activist, Brent Preston from The New Farm.
Preston and his family left Toronto for a simpler life in Creemore, Ontario, and ended up mastering the art of market gardening. Ironically, they now successfully sell their vegetables to high-end Toronto chefs and restaurants.
His topic for the afternoon is “How Small Farms Can Feed the World.”
Doors open at noon, and the talks and workshops begin at 12:30. Admission is $10 in advance for this event, payable via PAYPAL at www.250clark.ca or in person at the Powassan municipal office.
Tickets at the door are $20.